Furthur Live at Radio City Music Hall on 2010-02-24
Set 2: Uncle John's Band > Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain, Bird Song > St. Stephen > The Eleven Jam > St. Stephen > Born Cross Eyed > Eyes of the World > Morning Dew > Playing in the Band (reprise)
E: Brokedown Palace
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|Brown Eyed Women|
|Til The Morning Comes|
|Music Never Stopped|
|Touch Of Grey|
|Uncle John's Band|
|Fire On The Mountain|
|Born Cross Eyed|
|Eyes Of The World|
|Playing In The Band (Reprise)|
- 2010-02-25 23:15:05
- Korg Mr-1000 > Audio Gate > Cool Edit Pro > Trader's Little Helper
- New York, NY
- Run time
- Taped by
- Joe D'Amico
- Transferred by
- Joe D'Amico
- Radio City Music Hall
Along with all those amazing Unbroken Chains from this tour, any tome Furthur played Bird Song, Phil on lead vocals, we're in for a treat. Theres a beautiful, Bobby-heavy jam right in the middle of this one...
band at the Portland Or venue, and I agree
with the sentiments of those who say "The Dead
are Back". Although there have been stellar
moments in various reincarnations of the music
since Jerry left,this line-up with JK at the lead
feels/sounds like "the real deal" something was
missing until John stepped in. Only gripe if you
will, is Bob, please let John sing Jerry's tunes,
the vocal mix between Bob/Jerry in the old days
brought uniqueness and balance to the music,
Bob singing Jerry's lines takes that away, and I
might add John does a great job when he's allowed
Subject: The Radio Is On
This is an excellent AUD via Joe D'Amico and we thank him for it.
Easily, a 40 out of 5 star rating.
One can sense that the principle members of the band, Mr Lesh and Mr Weir have fully embraced the new lead guitarist.
John Kadlecik is the real deal. He's not Jerry and he's not "channeling" Jerry. I spoke to him personally about this very subject last April 18.
His reply was what I wanted to hear. He's just playing Grateful Dead the best he knows.
And what you have here is the very essence of John Kadlecik playing Grateful Dead the best he knows. And him loving it.
And what about us? We, for the most part, enjoy.
Perhaps we all had some misgivings about this new lineup, but given 6 months for it to bloom and it has a fresh aroma.
And what about me? I know that I have been back and forth on my acceptance of this band, but after hearing this show and the 3-6-10 show last night I must admit I am fully onboard.
Subject: mmw- to each their own
You underestimate Mickey. He is unique in the world of rock drummers. You can have the "jazzy" sounds of of one drummer on Europe 72.
I'll take Live Dead every time.
To each their own.
Subject: Furthur, la suite du Dead
Subject: I was there - it ROCKED
WRT this show? JK delivered a face-melting Morning Dew. Also - during Scarlet>Fire transition did anyone else notice JK lay down a few of same licks that Jerry used during the same transition for the epic Barton Hall '77 version?
Listen. If this is as good as it gets from what's left of "The Boys" 15 years after Jerry's passing? Then you should consider yourself lucky. The band is tight and Bobby and Phil feed of the youth of the new guys. Go to a show, close your eyes and dance again. It feels just as good as it used to - even if you've swapped the VW Bus for a mini-van.
Subject: just saying, not really posting stars
Subject: only 3 stars last guy?
HERES A LITTLE SOMETHING ONLY THE REAL HEADS WILL CATHCH!!!!!
during birdsong, which was written to Janis
joplin, phil sang it first of all. which i dont likehis voicce but this was morre than apropriate. in fact it brought tears to my eyes. in the begining of the song, phil sings "all I know is something like a bird within HER say...
and at the end, this is what brought tears to me: He then sings " all I know is something likie a bird within HIM say... singing to JERRY. Phil took the song and TRIBUTED IT TO JERRY! which made it perfect. and who other to sing it than phil.
I know hardley anyone caught that but listen!
Subject: And Furthurmore
Subject: not sure
with 200+ dead shows under my belt and have seen DSO at the gathering of the vibes a few times, (only time DSO was actually good was in 2005 when they did the dead/garcia tribute) this sounds more like another cheesey grateful dead cover band.
if they sell tickets for 10 bucks, then it's worth checkin out this band. otherwise, they are just going to make you miss garcia that much more. 4 stars for the sound
do yourself a favor and go listen to or download grateful dead 10-8-84 centrum or 3-28-90 nassau or 3-1-69 fillmore.
Subject: awesome show
Subject: Dead Head>Furthurite
I actually had a deja vu moment JUST LISTENING!!
Subject: to each his own
beyond that, my original point was joe russo is just as good (well i think better but i can compromise) than Mickey. I don't care what the grammy's or older heads say. if phil and bobby didn't think he could hack it he wouldn't be in the band.
Subject: snake eating tail
Subject: JK is OK
Let's give the guy a shot!
Subject: 3346 Miles
Met some good people, loved talking to them and hearing their tour stories. Going from not knowing anyone who likes the Dead to being surrounded by people who do was a blast.
Probably the best gig I've ever been to. The drummers are doing a good job, sound was good and the light show was pretty good, especially during FOTM.
Hell of a night.
Subject: Lovehaight man
The thing is I dont know where wayyy overated is coming from. Anybody that has ever seen Dark Star Orchestra perform never refers to them as a nostalgic cover band and even though you didn't say it quite like that, it is how it sounded.
I too have seen all configurations of this magical experience since 1995, when as we all know and as Moose76 so eloquently put it, it could have just as easily ended on August 9th 1995, but because they believed in the music it had to continue.
I appreciated Jimmy Herring's contribution to the mix, loved Jackie Green's style and even understood the connection that Warren Haynes shared with the scene. If you've never heard 'Patchwork Quilt', then you're missing out on the best personal tribute to Garcia from the Master Warren Haynes ever. If he can feel the man's magic like that, then he's welocome to play in my favorite band anytime.
Getting back to Lovehaight...I was actually upset when I first heard that John K was giving up his position with DSO to join Furthur. I thought he was selling out and giving up on a great magical experience that has given me alot of personal pleasure over the last 5 years or so. They've played some amazing freakin shows as DSO and as Terrapin Nation, those of you who know what I'm talking about will get the reference and enough said.
Excuse me?...Bobby can sing? Yea he can sing. And should sing. His own songs. He didn't take leads on Bird Song or Terrapin or Sugaree when Jerry was aive and now that they have a genuine lead guitar player that makes every song a new adventure again, and actually CAN sing the Garcia parts the way they are supposed to be sung, with tremendous heart and soul, he should be singing on all if not most of the Garcia songs being played.
(Witness Stella Blue- Taj Mahal, AC New Jersey AMAZING!!!)
If you truley feel that JK is overrated then don't go. If you think that the whole scene is overrated because Jerry is no longer with us then you dont need to share your opinions on this forum. Negativbe energy need not be shared, only the positive...
I cant believe you made me so angry that I had to write all this shit down. Overrated??? Listen again dude. This is the best mix possible without Jerry on board. I'm sure he's smiling down on all of us and especially John Kadelcik.. Rock on John!
Subject: Best two shows of the last six months
All this debate about JK: This is not a GD show, it's Furthur. They play GD material and do it better than anyone else at the moment. Added bonus is having two original members of GD for star power and authenticity. Of course we miss Billy K and Mickey but these drummers are great too. JK is not Garcia but who is? Garcia was touched by the hand of god as only a handful of artists of the 20th century were. JK at least knows the material, has studied it his whole life, and has an okay singing voice. I loved Warren but only cuz I'm an Allman's fan and I thought it made Dead '09 cool. But he was a hired gun that probably needed to be paid huge wages and was not deferential enough to Bob and Phil. He probably wasn't even that much of a Garcia fan. Jeff to me is the true anchor of this lineup but gets very little credit for it. Maybe that's the way it should be. Let everyone rant about JK, and about Bob singing too many Garcia tunes. Meanwhile Jeff controls the whole sound.
Highlights of this show for me were Althea and UJB.
This was just a night when the magic was there.
That's it. It was an amazing show.
The sound in this venue was just fatter than fat.
At some point someone on stage said, "I've never seen that before." I don't know what they were talking about. But that was the feeling at RCMH on Wednesday night. Tuesday was a very tight show but had a flawed set-list which was perhaps the source of the weird Bob-Phil vibe at the end. This show, following it up, just flowed like a steady stream, start to finish, everyone felt dialed in together, and the vibe was just right, the music was fantastic. This was perhaps the best show I've seen post-Jerry. THANK YOU PHIL, BOBBY AND THE BAND!!!!
This show really has everything that I would ever want to hear.
Subject: better drummers
Subject: Keep on truckin
Morning Dew with JK at the helm was as good as it gets!
Subject: I'm melting
That says it all!
Subject: wayyy overated
Subject: The Dead are back
Subject: Jam in UJB
Phew. Can't wait for Portland and Phil's birthday show.
Subject: late comer too
Subject: high energy jam band
around 8:00-12:30 be very careful with this.
Subject: Great Stuff!
Subject: WOW...great show..
Subject: for a real good time
Subject: It was great
Great Quality - thanks
Subject: Thanks again Joe!
This is one of the top three shows I have heard so far- this band is really coming together
Subject: Good time to be a Deadhead
Subject: Grateful Gift
I've been to all Furthur Fests, a shit ton of Ratdog shows 96-present, a bunch of P&F shows, Dead tours 03,04,09 (half a dozen each) and this Furthur lineup is just another amazing blessing, another branch of the Grateful Dead tree that I feel extremely fortunate to have been present with. I refuse to complain about any past, present, or future lineups and performances. These guys don't "have to" do this for us. They certainly don't need the money... I believe they do it for the fans and because they LOVE playing live music. If you truly love this music then you already understand that it is not, has not, and likely (hopefully) will not ever be a polished, well refined/rehearsed performance. They are not a band like Boston who sounds identical to the record. They get up there night after night and "Go for it!" which I truly appreciate... warts and all... I want to know that after 45 years they are still working hard to create a sound that is spontaneous and fresh with peaks and valleys mistakes and happy accidents. If certain arrangements don't work out, oh well, at least they are trying. At least they are up there playing.
I don't think we would appreciate the quality of the sound we have 15 years later if we didn't all go through the rebuilding, re-learning period of the late 90's through the last 10 years. Not for nothing, there was plenty of magic during the last 15 and if you didn't hear it man you weren't listening... Last night was amazing I mean truly amazing... The Radio City, the set list, Everyone's performance especially Jeff Chimenti!!!! He has been phenomenal on those keys for a long time and rarely do I here people giving him credit. He brings the best of Keith and Hornsby on the Grand Piano and the best of Pig,Constanten, and Brent on that organ... He is a carnival of sound!!! JK put a shit eatin' grin on everyone's face including the band and if you deny it, you are LYING to YOURSELF... When it's all said and done I guarantee you will look back on these tours, find the magic within, and brag that you were there saying it was amazing!
Highlights for me were:
Direwolf (great guitar work rhythm and lead)
Mama Tried- (Nice to hear the Haggard style intro)
Althea-(JK nailed it and sent my mind soaring around that beautiful place)
Till the Morning Comes(amazing percussion- perfect performance)
Dew- big crescendo and tons of raw emotion
Brokedown- brought me back to my first Enchore at MSG'94
Make no mistake from start to finish this show flowed and dripped with goodness... I can't wait for tomorrow night.
I'm giving it 4 stars only because I'm not putting a ceiling on this bands ability... and maybe if I can be selfish for a second... I would have liked to have heard one Phil Bomb..
Also some of the heads these days really suck and ruin the experience... When did everything become so "Thug Life" and "Gangster Hippie" it's awfull... they can't actually be real fans... I'm thinking strictly business... Honestly I've met cooler fans at a Slayer concert than many of the "Heads" over the past 10 years... Other than that it's still a real good time...
Subject: Monumental second set
The music, what can i say.....it was a set list only dreams are made of. If the Grateful Dead ever played a second set comprised of what we heard last night it would have been considered a show for the ages, guess what it was.
Subject: Where's the vbr zip files?????
Subject: Thanks Joe!
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